By Holly V. Gray

Tag: comfort food

Chipotle Spiced Black Bean Vegan Chili

Chipotle Spiced Black Bean Vegan Chili

Hi! Welcome to This Wife Cooks! Let me just begin by saying — Wow! What a crazy storm!! Snowzilla dumped three feet on us and we were snowed in for three days. I never fully appreciated what it meant to be “snowed in” until this past […]

Tortellini Soup with Spinach and Tomatoes

Tortellini Soup with Spinach and Tomatoes

Hi!  Welcome to This Wife Cooks! As I type this post, the family and I are in full storm prep mode… The first big snowstorm of the year, recently upgraded to blizzard status, is forecasted to arrive tomorrow…  So get your bread and milk, then settle in at home with a […]

Vegetable Wellington with Chickpeas and Quinoa

Vegetable Wellington with Chickpeas and Quinoa

Whether you’re already an all-veg family or you need an entree for the vegetarians or vegans coming over (sometimes we really do get tired of making a meal out of sides), this wellington is a perfect accompaniment to any holiday feast! I have served it […]

Leftover Mac and Cheese Soup

Leftover Mac and Cheese Soup

Got mac and cheese leftover from Thanksgiving? Bring your side dish back to life by serving it in a whole new way and free up some space in the fridge while you’re at it.

Sourdough Stuffing Muffins with Apple and Fresh Herbs

Sourdough Stuffing Muffins with Apple and Fresh Herbs

Super cute and perfectly portioned, these vegan-friendly stuffing muffins are a fantastic addition to your holiday table. Use rosemary-infused olive oil for added depth of flavor. Prefer your stuffing a little on the sweet side? Swap out half of the sourdough for cornbread. Sourdough Stuffing […]

Lentil Bolognese with Fettuccine and Rosemary

Lentil Bolognese with Fettuccine and Rosemary

Lentils replace the traditional ground beef in this hearty and fragrant version of an Italian classic but the real secret ingredient is the rosemary! And while dried herbs definitely have their place in  my life, this is a recipe where fresh is the only way […]

Beefy Black Bean Vegan Chili

Beefy Black Bean Vegan Chili

Here in Northern VA, it’s that time of year when people really don’t know how to dress for the day. It’s 40° in the morning and a comfortable 75° by mid-afternoon. I see the ones who still insist flip-flops are perfectly fine – they’re in […]

Angel Hair with Creamy Vegan Mushroom Sauce

Angel Hair with Creamy Vegan Mushroom Sauce

This deliciousness came about after I bought a package of mushrooms and then promptly forgot what I was planning to do with them… it came back to me too late… stuffed mushrooms, that was it… Anyway, this was a tasty and filling bowl of comfort […]

Vegetarian Spaghetti Carbonara

Vegetarian Spaghetti Carbonara

Yes, all the recipes here, as of the last few years, are meat-free but I felt compelled to point out the vegetarian status of this dish for one reason:  Traditional spaghetti carbonara includes pancetta. This one, clearly, does not. Instead, I’m using smoked tofu. If you’re […]

Risotto with Mushrooms and Kale

Risotto with Mushrooms and Kale

I love the idea of supporting small, local farms. So, with that in mind, we recently began subscribing to regular delivery of CSA boxes. Our first box arrived last week and in it was an ingredient I was unfamiliar with – red Russian kale. This […]


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